This LiveWire Spotlight concerns the latest version of BAL-003-1; the standard expected to remove variations in the methods Balancing Authorities use to match natural frequency response with a pre-calculated bias offset. It applies to individual Balancing Authorities and to groups of Balancing Authorities sharing the obligation to maintain adequate frequency response – and has implications to the availability of generators and controllable load resources.

Industry stakeholders have until November 5, 2012 to submit comments to the project team and vote on BAL-003-1.